Friday, April 1, 2011

Pojagi


Here is a link to an exhibit at the International Quilt Study Centre & Museum at the University of Nebraska: Pojagi.

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Wikepedia states: "Bojagi or bo for short (also pojagi or bojaki) is a traditional Korean wrapping cloth. Bojagi are square and can be made from a variety of materials, though silk is common. Embroidered bojagi are known as subo. Bojagi have many uses, including as gift wrapping, in weddings, and in Buddhist rites. The "Korean Beauty" postage stamp series included a stamp in 1997 to honor bojagi as part of the rich cultural heritage of Korea."

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There is also a Japanese version called furoshiki.

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Wikipedia states: "Furoshiki (風呂敷, furoshiki) are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that were frequently used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods."

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There is a short tutorial on how to make them at this blog: Mairuru.

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Have a good weekend!

2 comments:

Allie said...

Be still my textile-loving heart - thank you so much for the link!

Simone de Klerk said...

Thank you for the link! Some lovely quilts. I especially like the solid brown one.

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